Taking a relaxing bath after a stressful day really helps me reset my mind. I love using Bath Bombs – these can be made in any shape, depending on the mold you choose to use. These Floral Bath Bombs happen to be in Bar Shape, but you can also make them round, if you wish.
I’ve really enjoyed learning the craft of making these in my home. It can seem daunting, but once you get some practice in, it gets much easier. You also learn what ingredients and brands you prefer, what scents best suit you, and more. It’s also much more affordable than purchasing at most retailers.
I’ve found several that I love from local shops and crafters, but I like to use them more often that my budget allows for. That’s when I decided to try my hand at making them. The upfront cost may seem not so affordable, but buying in bulk helps, and once you see how far the bulk supplies stretch and last, the cost seems more reasonable to me.
I hope you enjoy making and using these Floral Bath Bomb Bars as much as I do!
Floral Bath Bombs Bar Supplies Needed
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup white kaolin clay
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon polysorbate 80
- 10-20 drops Lavender essential oil
- 10-20 drops Rose essential oil
- Dried roses
- Dried lavender
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- Silicone or plastic mold
- 1 large mixing bowl
In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, white kaolin clay and cornstarch. Whisk dry ingredients together.
Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so you bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them! Add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, makes the bath bombs bubbly and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub.
Add the rose and lavender essential oils. Mix all ingredients well. You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is mixed in. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of the dried roses and lavender to the bath bomb mixture. Mix well.
Add the mixture to the silicone or plastic mold.
Press firmly. Fill to the top. Allow to dry at least 24-36 hours. To remove, gently pop the bars from the mold. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
Drop 1-2 bars in a warm bath.
These Floral Bath Bombs Bar make a great gift idea, just wrap with ribbon!
Hope you enjoy making your own homemade cosmetics!
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